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Stanikzai appointed as cricket team captain

Stanikzai appointed as cricket team captain

Apr 23, 2015 - 17:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday declared all-rounder Asghar Stanikzai to replace Mohammad Nabi as the new captain of Afghan cricket team.

The announcement was made by the ACB Executive Director Shafiqullah Stanikzai in a press conference in Kabul. Selection Committee Head Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai and the new Captain Asghar Stanikzai were also present on the occasion.

Shafiq praised the role of former captain Mohammad Nabi Esakhel by saying that during his captaincy Afghanistan cricket achieved major successes.

Nabi has resigned as captain citing his poor form the play and the poor performances of his team in recent times as factors. He informed the ACB management about his decision four days back.

“I have served Afghanistan’s national team as captain for more than two years. I tried my best to bring victories to our team and the nation,” he wrote to the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

The newly-appointed captain thanked ACB for appointing him to lead the Afghanistan cricket team. He said he would try to head the team in effective manner and bring victories to the nation.

 He said the team would perform better and it will be helpful for him as well to discharge his duties efficiently.

The 27-year-old Stanikzai played 43 one day international matches for Afghanistan and scored 904 runs at the average of 23.43. He hit five fifties as well. He took part in 13 Twenty-Twenty matches and 15 four-day matches.




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